At the weekend we took the KAUST bus to Jeddah to visit another one of the large mall’s there – the Mall of Arabia. This mall is smaller than the Red Sea Mall but has a bunch of different shops, plus we are attempting to visit all of the malls in turn (no mean feat)… Continue reading Make up, Mobiles and Mutaween – Visiting Jeddahs Malls Part 2
So just like that Halloween is over and it’s November. Next month it is Christmas. In two months it will be 2016. HOW HAS THIS HAPPENED?! I’m fairly sure it was May about three days ago. Anyway, for the month of November the folks over at blogher.com have set a daily blog challenge (I don’t… Continue reading NaBloPoMo – try saying that with a gobful of grapes.
This is probably going to be a bit of a fractured post, but there was a bunch of stuff I wasn’t sure about before I came and for the life of me I could not find the answer to anywhere on the internet. Since my arrival a few weeks ago now I’ve learnt the answer… Continue reading General Information about KAUST
One thing which was a major concern to me before moving out to KAUST was the potential for boredom. In the UK I was living in the North East, working between home/Leeds/Bath and Liverpool and the majority of my friends were in Manchester or West Yorkshire. This meant that I was used to travelling around,… Continue reading Recreation, activities and filling your spare time at KAUST
We’d been here about a week before we decided to travel to Jeddah to pick up some stuff we really needed for the house. Desperately needed. Couldn’t do without needed. Our list looked like this: Cutlery drawer Bin Bin bags Bowls Baking trays Writing paper and envelopes Ironing board Dog food and toys Clothes horse… Continue reading Visiting Jeddah’s Malls
This was something I searched and searched for on the internet before I came and couldn’t find a thing, presumably out of six thousand residents there is more than me living off lovely plants on campus, but if so they don’t write much about it. So here you go: Saudi is VERY fond of meat.… Continue reading KAUST for Vegans.
As promised in my previous post, this is an overview of the two bed villa we have been given as our home in KAUST. For information on how the housing allocation process works please see the previous post, I will also write about the other types of houses on campus in a different post over… Continue reading Our house in KAUST.